Perth Spirit debutant Clay Uyen, who plays for UWA Rugby Club, proved to be a critical player for the Perth Spirit team as they ran riot against the Greater Sydney Rams in the National Rugby Championship.
The Sunday fixture at UWA Sport Park came after a disappointing result against the Vikings the previous weekend.
The visitors started the better of the two teams in the opening exchanges, as winger John Grant sliced through the left hand side to score the first points of the afternoon after 15 minutes.
However, after that play, the Spirit proved to be the dominant team, finishing with a 61-17 win in front of a strong show of support.
The next challenge for the Spirit will be to travel overseas to face the newly formed Fiji Drua on Saturday afternoon.
UWA product Clay, who received a Half-Blues Award in 2015, made it a debut to remember, and was praised by Coach Kevin Foote for his dedication to the game.
“Clay Uyen epitomises the Western Australian spirit, he tackled and tackled, we are all just so proud of him, it was a great effort.”
Clay is also a UWA student, having previously represented his university at the 2015 Australian University Games in the Rugby 7s. He is able to play across the back three, and captained the Force U20s with distinction to earn selection for the Australian U20s in the Oceania Tournament.
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